Reading Up a Storm by Eva Gates

Reading Up a Storm
Series Number: 3
Page Count: 336
Published: 4/5/2016
The national bestselling author of Booked for Trouble returns with another charming mystery set in the most literary lighthouse in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Misfortune blows into North Carolina’s Outer Banks when a dead body in a boat on the shore leaves local librarian Lucy Richardson racing to solve a strange new mystery....   After a successful party at Bodie Island’s Lighthouse Library, librarian Lucy Richardson is ready to curl up with her cat, Charles, and…
4.7Overall Score

Reading Up a Storm

Woot! I’m so happy to have found this book and series. I started Book 1 of the series a few months back…but didn’t get much past the first chapter. I feel kind of bad now ...

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Woot! I'm so happy to have found this book and series. I started Book 1 of the series a few months back...but didn't get much past the first chapter. I feel kind of bad now because i really loved it.

I didn't see much hype on the book before reading it although I did notice that the author was a bestseller. I really love the setting of the series: in a library and on the beach. Amazing. I've read other nautical cozies before but not ones that was library and nautical. I love the ocean and beachy mysteries are my favorite.

As far characters, i loved them. I'd have to say that my favorite character would have to be Watson. He was so snarky and funny, but also very straight laced. I liked the two love interests also, but didn't read the books before this one so i didn't really understand the depth of the relationships or the "love triangle". The nemesis of the story was also written well. I loved Lucy's personality too. Overall, great characterization.

The plot was very cool. I loved that the story started with the storm. I was originally thinking that a murder happened while people were waiting for the storm to pass, like murder in a locked exactly the plot here...but it's still a good one. I did figure out the mystery pretty early on...but it didn't bother me because i was enjoying the story, characters and setting so much.

I've already started the next book in the series and also plan on going back to books 1 and 2. I highly recommend this book! Very satisfied.

I'm an avid reader and love most all books, but my favorite genres tend to be mystery, adventure, science fiction and classics. Genres I tend to shy away from include romance, contemporary fiction and chick lit. If I’m not actually reading books, I’m probably at work shelving them at my local library.

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